‘While Roy was out for four games this month, the team scored six goals. They have 16 in the four since.’
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‘Spacek, the captain for January, called his teammates to center ice at the end of practice Wednesday. The defenseman gave a pep talk while players listened attentively, some on bended knee. They tapped their sticks as they skated away.’
'The struggles of players like Vanek, Jason Pominville, Tim Connolly, and Maxim Afinogenov (even before the latter two got hurt), are all the result of players stepping up into roles they are not ready to fill. The whole team is suffering from this. Management miscalculated the rate theses players would grow at and thought they were ready to lead the team on another deep run into the playoffs.'
Dallas Stars squander chances in loss (Dallas Morning News)
Dallas Stars’ rookie learns lesson (Dallas Morning News)
Thursday’s game highlights (Dallas Morning News)
Photo gallery (Dallas Morning News)
Struggling Sabres end road streak, beat Stars (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Stars notes (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Sabres 2, Stars 1 (DallasStars.com)
Photo gallery (DallasStars.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)
'"To salvage a couple of points here helps us feel good," Roy said. "This gives us confidence that we can beat any team in the league. It gives us more confidence in our game."'
'"I thought we played well in all areas tonight," said Buffalo head coach Lindy Ruff.'
'Five minutes into the third Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek went in on a 2 on 1 and completed a give and go with Roy pounding home his second goal of the night giving Buffalo the lead. Dallas had a chance to tie the game with about ten seconds remaining but Jochen Hecht knocked the puck off of Mike Ribeiro’s stick to hold on for the 2-1 win.'
'More telling of Roy's effect on the team is the production of his linemates: Drew Stafford and Thomas Vanek. The trio has combined for 10 goals and 21 points in those same four contests.'
‘”We needed a spark,” said Roy “Getting a quick goal put them back on their heels.”‘
Amerks can take a small step (Rochester D&C)
Amerks battle Lake Erie in ‘Monster’ two-game series (Amerks.com)
Stewart rejoins Rochester (Amerks.com)